1. Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness after the Digital Explosion by Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen and Harry Lewis

    Addison-Wesley, 2008, 366 p., $25.95.

  2. The Quantum Ten: A Story of Passion, Tragedy, Ambition and Science by Sheilla Jones

    Oxford Univ., 2008, 323 p., $24.95.

  3. Prescriptions for the Mind: A Critical View of Contemporary Psychiatry by Joel Paris

    Oxford Univ., 2008, 247 p., $29.50.

  4. Coding and Redundancy: Man-Made and Animal-Evolved Signals by Jack P. Hailman

    Harvard Univ., 2008, 257 p., $39.95.

  5. Math

    Book Review: The Princeton Companion to Mathematics, Timothy Gowers, ed

    Review by Tom Siegfried.

  6. Science & Society

    All in a Day’s Work: Careers Using Science by Megan Sullivan

    NSTA Press, 2008, 140 p., $15.95.

  7. Climate

    Fixing Climate: What Past Climate Changes Reveal About the Current Threat— And How to Counter It by Wallace S. Broecker and Robert Kunzig

    Hill and Wang, 2008, 253 p., $25.

  8. Book Review: Poisoned Profits: The Toxic Assault on Our Children by Philip Shabecoff and Alice Shabecoff

    Review by Dina Fine Maron.

  9. Physics

    Book Review: Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking by Charles Seife

    Review by Davide Castelvecchi.

  10. Physics

    Facts and Speculations in Cosmology by Jayant V. Narlikar and Geoffrey Burbidge

    Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008, 287 p., $60.

  11. Tech

    Neuroengineering the Future: Virtual Minds and the Creation of Immortality by Bruce F. Katz

    Infinity Science Press, 2008, 389 p., $49.95.

  12. Plants

    Don’t Touch That: The Book of Gross, Poisonous, and Downright Icky Plants and Critters by Jeff Day

    Chicago Review Press, 2008, 108 p., $9.95.